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  • No Windows Vista Until '07

    http://www.redherring.com/Article.as...Vista%2C+Again

  • #2
    Re: No Windows Vista Until '07



    More time for us to play with the betas...
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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    • #3
      Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

      Your title is not quite right. The article says no Vista for Home users until 2007. The Corporate release is still on schedule.
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      • #4
        Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

        The title is wrong indeed.

        If the business edition really gets released in November 2006, it will be installed by many home users within a day.

        It will probably be sold on the streets well before christmas.
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        • #5
          Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

          Originally posted by 666
          The title is wrong indeed.

          If the business edition really gets released in November 2006, it will be installed by many home users within a day.

          It will probably be sold on the streets well before christmas.

          Very true. But i can imagine that they will be working on a new authorisation system that will screw the pirates.

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          • #6
            Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

            Screw the pirates for an entire 10 minutes... LOL
            Cheers,

            Daniel Petri
            Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
            MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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            • #7
              Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

              The possibility to pirate Windows is what keeps the competition away.

              M$ won't make an unpiratable version of Vista.

              Because if they would, the resulting high demand for an alternative, free OS will be the end of their monopoly.

              Vista pirate-proof -> hundreds of millions of asians and latin americans (who are not gonna pay for their OS) will switch to Linux -> hardware manufacturers can't ignore such a large Linux market and will make Linux drivers for their products (they'll probably sell computers on the asian markets with Linux pre-installed, WalMart-style) -> that makes Linux more attractive to the rest of the world as well -> no more monopoly for windows.

              Keeping your OS as a global standard and pirate-proof licensing are mutually exclusive concepts. Bill Gates will never be able to make the chinese pay. Vista 3rd World Edition (one of the 6 - or was it 8? - flavors of Vista) is not gonna sell well.
              Last edited by 666; 23rd March 2006, 15:17.
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              • #8
                Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                Originally posted by 666
                The title is wrong indeed.

                If the business edition really gets released in November 2006, it will be installed by many home users within a day.

                It will probably be sold on the streets well before christmas.
                It may be installed by a few home users, but a retail boxed version will not be available to the general public before Christmas. Why is everyone out to nitpick my thread title with semantics? I was just simply posting the article.

                Sure, early adopters will get their hands on it if they want it bad enough, but the general public won't be buying newer PC's this Christmas en masse if there's no new Windows version to compel them. This is a big blow to retailers.

                BTW, does anyone know if Vista will be included with the January mailing of the Microsoft Action Pack subscription?

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                • #9
                  Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                  Sorry, double post.
                  Last edited by depastino; 31st March 2006, 18:00.

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                  • #10
                    Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                    Originally posted by danielp
                    Screw the pirates for an entire 10 minutes... LOL

                    More than likely. lol

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                    • #11
                      Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                      Originally posted by depastino
                      It may be installed by a few home users, but a retail boxed version will not be available to the general public before Christmas.

                      People in Asia and Latin America tend to avoid the official retail boxed versions and go for the street edition instead. That's a huge market of home users when the cracked corporate edition hits the streets of Shanghai, Delhi, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires. Definitely more than "a few home users."
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                      • #12
                        Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                        Well I agree, and the more people you get hooked on the system (no matter if they paid for it or not), the more people that will be under your control, the more people that will surf to your websites, the more people that WONT install anything else (such as a MAC on an Intel) and so on.

                        And if you get at least half of them to actually pay for it - great. If not, you'll make the same amount of money by over-pricing it for the corporate users, SMBs and others.
                        Cheers,

                        Daniel Petri
                        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
                        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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                        • #13
                          Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                          I wonder if Vista will run on a MAC?
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                          • #14
                            Re: No Windows Vista Until '07

                            Originally posted by danielp
                            Well I agree, and the more people you get hooked on the system (no matter if they paid for it or not), the more people that will be under your control, the more people that will surf to your websites, the more people that WONT install anything else (such as a MAC on an Intel) and so on.
                            ...the more people that use windows (whether paid or pirated), the less incentive for hardware manufacturers to make drivers for other OSs. And less software for alternative OSs too.

                            If Bill Gates ever finds a way to make the chinese pay, that will be the end of the M$ monopoly. Imagine that the chinese version of WalMart will start selling computers with Linux pre-installed, and that such a works-out-of-the-box version will find its way to europe and america...
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